Daytrotter Rocks

by | Apr 15, 2010

I recently came to the conclusion that Daytrotter is far and away the best music site on the Web. It may be the best site on the Web, but I digress…

Daytrotter is the best because they provide a daily handful of live tracks from artists who veer off I-80 to record an epic “Session” at Daytrotter’s Rock Island, IL studio. The tracks are raw, unscripted performances from the road that are totally unique to that moment and only available through Daytrotter.

Some artists I’ve recently downloaded from Daytrotter: Josh Ritter, Cold War Kids, Bobby Bare Jr., The Dears, Brazos, Avett Brothers, The Dutchess & The Duke, Lucero, Richard Swift, Frontier Ruckus, Constantines, The Hold Steady, Rodriguez, Blitzen Trapper, Blind Pilot, Akron/Family, Colin Hay, Clem Snide, Bob Mould, Dave Rawlings Machine, Fruit Bats, Laura Gibson, The Love Language, Southeast Engine, Robert Francis, Richard Bruckner, Andrew Bird, Jessica Lea Mayfield and Bloodkin.

Did I mention that I freaking love Daytrotter? All the tracks they provide are totally unique and they’re free. If discovering new music is something you enjoy, Daytrotter and you may have a beautiful future together.

Here’s a band that I’ve heard of before, but their Daytrotter Session led me to learn more.

Fruit Bats – The Ruminant Band from The General Assembly on Vimeo.

As if all that’s not enough, the site manages to drop great copy and spell binding illustrations into the mix.